This past couple of days have been full on and when I mean full on…I mean full on. I don’t actually know how I’ve been functioning and neither do the people around me. I’m doing so much at the moment that it’s ridiculous but you know what? I’m loving every second of it. Life is way too short to be doing the dismal 9-5 day job, stuck doing the same thing day in and day out. Why not do like I do? Get up at 7.30am, do split shifts and get back at midnight! It’s literally the bees knees. I joke, it’s actually exhausting but it’s freaking awesome.
So to give you a bit of a low down of what I’ve been assigned onto recently, I’ve as you know, been busily and frantically applying to as many promotional agencies as humanly possible. I’m starting to slowly build up a network of agencies that are e-mailing two or three times a day with incoming jobs and as soon as January hits, I’ll be on this shiz like a ton of bricks. I’m going to use my time wisely during the panto run and take advantage of some of the spare time I have, looking up on all things promotional and I also want to have a good look at investing into a showreel and a voicereel. Ideally, I’d like to have both of them done by the end of January. Adventurous? Yes? Possible? HELL NO, but I’m going to give a damn good try! I realise I’m going a little off topic at the moment and I promise I will get back to the point of this blog, but I’m super excited for A. Fifty Shades of Grey coming out in February…I mean who isn’t? and B. I CANNOT wait to get my head shots done on Monday. This has been an agonising wait for both me and the photographer to be available and I love her work on actors head shots so I refused to look for anyone else! I am like a little kid at christmas and can hardly contain my excitement of what will happen on Monday.
RIGHT, back to the main theme of this blog. I have been currently working as a bar tender on this immersive theatre experience based on Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales. The theatre experience is called Grimm Tales…obviously. It’s at The Bargehouse in the Waterloo area if anyone’s interested in going and I guarantee just from the building and design, it looks freaking amazing. The experience of working behind a bar where theatre is going on around you is just…well I’m in my element really. I’m hoping that I can perhaps rub elbows with some of the creative team of the company and see about potentially getting an audition for the next production they may or may not put on! If you want to see it I’ll make sure I leave a link below. Plus I’d be serving your drinks so what’s not to like about that?!
Secondly, I did some more work for Twist (one of the promotional agencies I’m with) for the BMW car firm. It was a fantastic experience and I realise at this early stage in my promotional experience, I’m learning a lot of new things that will hopefully entail more and more promotional work within the new year. Here’s hoping anyway! Again I’ll put the links below for Twist and BMW just because I want to promote and give credit where credit’s due.
Overall, these past couple of days have been challenging but at the same time, I could do this again and again and again. Oh wait, yes I am this weekend. Silly me!